- Fri-Thu, Oct 25-31Dir. Roger Ross Williams, USA, 2013, 83 min., NR, DCPOfficial Website
Part of Doctober.
Sat, Oct. 26, 3:20pm: Post-screening discussion with director Roger Ross Williams via Skype (moderated by Steven Hale, staff writer for the Nashville Scene).
A battle rages in East Africa, where crosses replace guns and shouts of prayer roar louder than missiles. American evangelical Christians have chosen Uganda, with Africa’s youngest and most vulnerable population, as their ground zero in a battle for the soul of a continent. American missionaries and religious leaders are working with African pastors in a radical campaign to eradicate sin through the most extreme measures. The stakes are nothing less than life and death. Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams exposes the missionary movement in Uganda as an outgrowth of Africa’s colonialist past and a 21st century crusade to recreate a continent of people in the image and likeness of America’s most extreme fundamentalists. Williams captures vérité footage so shocking that viewers may be squirming in their seats. Masterfully crafted and astonishingly provocative, GOD LOVES UGANDA may be the most terrifying film of the year. (Sundance Film Festival Program Guide)
“Moving back and forth between scenes in Kansas City and Uganda, editors Richard Hankin and Benjamin Gray weave the divergent material together into a compelling portrait of a volatile situation that is, at heart, fueled and financed by American cultural wars.” —James Greenberg, Hollywood Reporter